DALLAS -- DeShawn Stevenson is a game-changer in the first six minutes of the third quarter. Defensively, he irritated Deron Williams and the Jazz got off a rushed shot. Stevenson came down and busted a 3-pointer and then another one to rebuild a lead that had dipped to seven back up to 15.
With 5:16 left in the third quarter, the Mavs lead the Jazz, 69-51 and are on a 15-2 run.
Stevenson has 12 points and has hit 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.